Build the Change Tuesday: Planet Play!

Assembly, LIVE Inspiration Session and Competition

Children have the right to play, but they need our help!

That’s where Planet Play comes in…

We’re asking pupils to take a step into the future and see what can happen when young people become ambassadors and builders of change. We need your classroom to start making these changes happen, so we can make this future a reality!

Grounded in research, the live session will explore the compelling evidence that engagement with nature through play not only enhances children’s happiness (83% of children have said that nature-based activities boost their joy) but also contributes positively to their academic performance and physical health.

We want young people to get their parents, schools and communities to set up Wild Playstreets in every town and city across the UK.

In this session, pupils will:

  • Be challenged to use their imagination to solve a real-world problem
  • Meet role models in sustainability careers
  • Understand the importance of reconnecting with nature for their personal growth and the planet’s future
  • Be inspired by our next competition to design a wild playstreet that’s good for nature and the community!
  • Have lots of fun with LEGO bricks or recycled materials! 

The live session is filled with opportunities to learn through play, with games, quizzes and a Q&A with our nature and play experts.  

These resources are perfect for your activities around Walk to School Week / Mental Health Awareness Week and support:

  • PSHE
  • Science
  • Design and technology
  • English (a letter writing challenge features in the competition)
  • Homeschooling


Meet our experts!

Access our News Detectives: Build the Change articles for even more sustainability inspiration!

Build the Change Tuesday is our free, weekly sustainability resource for 7 – 14-year-olds, designed for busy teachers looking for a quick, preparation-free activity. During our competition, each News Detectives will feature a bird-themed story to inspire your pupil’s competition entries.

This sustainability resource was created in partnership with the LEGO Group®, and The Day allows students to think critically about, discuss and debate a new sustainability issue every single week. It’s ideal for settling students into the day, and developing reading, comprehension and discussion skills. 

Click here to register for this FREE weekly resource.

Build the Change Tuesday is a sustainability resource brought to you by The Day and the LEGO Group®, which forms part of our News Detectives programme, a no-fuss daily dip into the news for ages 8 – 13. A different theme every day of the week.